Andrew Cuomo freaks out over a little hostile media coverage.
Via Instapundit, I’m getting the impression that Andrew Cuomo is apparently very good at turning small PR problems into bigger PR problems. Short version: guy in the state government (Mike Fayette) talks to the press (the Adirondack Daily Enterprise) when he apparently wasn’t supposed to. Fayette gets in trouble for it. Rather than get fired, he retires. So far, so… whatever, man. Only the Daily | Read More »
Annnnnnd the Hanford Nuclear Reservation is leaking again.
Yes, “leaking.” Six underground radioactive waste tanks at the nation’s most contaminated nuclear site are leaking, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday. [snip] The tanks, which already are long past their intended 20-year life span, hold millions of gallons (liters) of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons. Yes, “again” (via @seanmdav): In our 1989 report on the Department | Read More »
Blueprint NC: How A Shadowy Left-Wing Hydra Plans A Targeted Attack On NC Republicans
As part of a two-year plan to “Eviscerate, Mitigate, Litigate, Cogitate, and Agitate,” the memo outlines a strategy to target Republican Governor Pat McRory and other conservative leaders
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The Problem With the AFP Scorecard
Earlier today, Erick pointed out the absurdity of the ACU legislative scorecard, in which Mitch McConnell scores 100% – higher than Jim DeMint. Well, the scorecard released by Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is an improvement, but also in need of some scrutiny. The headline nugget of their Senate scorecard is that Marco Rubio is the only senator with a 100. That should automatically raise the | Read More »
Ed Markey’s increasingly useful stupid rhetoric on Citizen United and the Dred Scott decision.
Yeah, I think that Massachusetts Senate hopeful Ed Markey’s (D, MA-05) going to have more problems in his primary than he thought that he was going to have in his primary. Representative Edward J. Markey refused to back down Thursday from comments he made this week that seemed to compare the US Supreme Court’s ruling on campaign finance law to the high court’s 19th-century Dred | Read More »
Lazy Union Labor: A Job Killer
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss a clash between an American company and the French, the job impacts of the sequester, and an economic outlook.
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Pentagon Begins Notifying Civilian Employees of Furloughs
The military is starting to notify civilian employees of possible sequestration related furloughs. Below is part of one of the emails sent out this morning. Pay particular attention to the last bullet point: Furlough duration: First, enacting civilian unpaid furloughs is a measure of last resort. If it does occur, the most likely option is one day per week for the last 22 weeks of | Read More »
The American Conservative Union’s Embarrassing Scorecard
I had to look twice. Then I looked one more time.The American Conservative Union (“ACU”) has released its annual scorecard. It is supposed to be a scorecard for a measure of conservatism on Capitol Hill.So you will be as surprised as I was to find that Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican Leader with a history of undermining conservatives in the Senate, has a 100% score | Read More »
Shotgun Joe Inspires a Great Idea: Free AR-15!
It’s not often that Joe Biden inspires a great idea (unless you’re talking about late-night comedians) and mostly he just makes you wish he’d shove some pie into that pie-hole and stop talking for five minutes. But stick with me. You’ll want to hear this: Barack Obama has made the Vice-President the point man in his Gun Control Task Force, or as I like to | Read More »
Joe Biden gave bad (read: illegal) advice on responsible gun use. To his WIFE.
Background: in what may end up being the most epic Joe Biden Opens His Mouth EVER the Vice President told a Facebook ‘town hall’ hosted by Parenting Magazine that he had advised his wife that her proper firearms strategy in case of home invasion should be to… get a shotgun, brandish it, and empty the barrels into the air… Hold up! Wait, wait, I know | Read More »
ObamaNation: At least $177 Million In Tax Dollars Paid For Federal Workers To Do Union Business
Since the average federal employee made over $108,000 in both salary and benefits (in 2008), or $52.15 per hour, the costs to taxpayers in FY 2011 was over $177 million for federal government workers to conduct union business.
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Santa Fe Releases Names of People who Participated in ‘Anonymous’ Gun Buyback
Promoted from diaries. After the shooting in Newtown, New Mexico officials in a couple cities have supported a ‘gun buyback.’ Among cities coming up with their own plans are Albuquerque and Santa Fe. People who participated in the Santa Fe buyback, which was dubbed “Operation Safe Streets” were given up to a couple hundred dollars per firearm they turned over. These citizens were lead to | Read More »
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Kasich Repeats Medicaid Expansion Lies in Ohio State of the State Address
Governor John Kasich forcefully repeated multiple falsehoods about expanding Medicaid eligibility in Ohio during his 2013 State of the State address on February 19. As he and his administration have done for weeks, Kasich falsely insisted that Ohio’s promised federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) funding for expanding Medicaid will be sent to other states if Ohio rejects the expansion. The Ohio Channel | Read More »
Detroit and How Democracies Die
It’s easy to kick Detroit. The place just about roles over and begs for it. Now we learn that the City Henry Ford built is now eligible to be put under emergency management by Governor Rick Snyder. Michigan State Treasurer described the situation succinctly below.
“We believe there’s a financial emergency in the city and that there’s no plan in place to correct the situation … I do believe strongly Detroit is fixable,” he said.
I read this, nod in sad agreement and then think to myself that Detroit is just the symptom. Detroit is just the canary that died in the burning coal mine of American finance. Our country is going bankrupt and despite our heartfelt desire that this not happen, most of us are helping it occur. We are caught in what’s called a discursive dilemma. Gonzalo Lira gives us an explanation of how we made it to sequestration below.
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Obama Pushes Universal Pre-K Despite Evidence it Hurts Children
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Joy Pullmann to discuss universal pre-k, evidence it actually hurts children and a negative HHS study delivered four years late after the 2012 election.
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